Skip to comments.This is personal (E-Mail from DWS)
Posted on 09/06/2012 4:33:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In 2007, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. And in 2008, right before the Democratic convention, I had one of seven surgeries I'd have in that year.
Today, I'm a survivor -- but like every survivor, I now have a pre-existing condition. And although I fought and won the toughest battle of my life to beat breast cancer, I could have been denied insurance coverage because of that battle. Now, thanks to Obamacare, millions of Americans like me won't have to worry about going without care because of a pre-existing condition. We can focus on staying healthy.
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Every time Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and other Republicans say that they'll repeal Obamacare on Day One, I take it personally.
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair Democratic National Committee
what Obama care..I havent seen any Obama care..My kids and grandkids havnt seen Obama care. Its not really there..Just medicaid and Medicare..I think ist just a scmeme to get cash in DC. Most states already have medical for low income.
Debbie, tell everyone the truth. You will be exempt from Obamacare. You will get lifetime care from a good doctor. The rest of won’t.
BTW, you aren’t the only one that has survived cancer; but you will have a chance at life; we won’t.
You should be in prison.
Yeah...I just got on the company insurance first of July. Blue Cross sent me a letter today saying my preexisting waiting period ends 07/02/2013.
“This isn’t about politics, it’s about.....keeping ourselves financially secure.”
Every once in awhile, even a perpetual liar screws up and tells the truth.
Democrats - Self-serving, baby-killing thieves.
If it were not for the heavy hand of government in health insurance and health care, health insurance would be true insurance, and medical care would be more accessible and less costly. Everything government touches, it screws up.
More lies from little Debbie.She has top notch insurance that only congress people get!! It can’t be canceled and besides Obamacare is not even in effect. If I were a democrat voter I would be insulted by these constant alternate universe lies these shmucks keep throwing out!! They truly believe that their voters are stupid! Perhaps most of them are.....but surely not all of them.
I’ve been chronically ill since I was 8 years old. I’ve known from the time I was a teenager how dangerous socialized medicine is to someone in my position. One look at England is all she needs to see in order to understand how dangerous this is to her.
Unfortunately, she’s going to find out the hard way, and the rest of us are paying for it.
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz lie ???????
Shirley, you jest.
DWS is a woman???
Government? Who needs them?
to make matters worse, of course, government meddling has meant that we don't get true "insurance." Instead we get involved in an income transfer scheme, in which the low-risk people subsidize the high-risk people.
After I married my first wife I took out a life insurance policy on her. She had a health condition that meant a higher premium. The insurance company was right: she died young. Had her parents taken out a policy on her when she was in high school, she wouldn't have had the higher premium. I made sure to take out policies on my children at an age when I could guarantee them a lower premium.
I think that curling iron has fried her brain.
I can't waste time listening to an ignorant witch who can't even understand that when insurance is forced to cover pre-existing conditions, it is no longer insurance. It is welfare by another name...
And fraudulently misleading. And specially created to conceal massive fraud and waste.
So just buzz off.
Ergo, DWS had medical insurance that took care of her breast cancer problem BEFORE ObamaKKKare came along.
This is a minority issue ~
It's offered through what is known as the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan.
They pay for 28% of the insurance out of pocket with the "Agency" paying the remainder. Federal retirees get the same thing.
Postal workers pay 10% ~
You can go to http://www.opm.gov/insure/openseason/index.asp
You are assuming biological facts not in evidence...
I was at town hall meeting in Tyler Tx and Rep. Louie Gohmert was asked about Congressman health insurance. His response was everyone thinks Congress gets better health insurance coverage but believe me it lousy insurance.
Congress exempted itself from ObamaCare, knowing what a disaster it will be. And it won’t kick in until 2014.
Does this ugly skank lie all the time?
Folks...you really need to listen to this lady, Dr. Barbara Bellar, an Illinois State Senate candidate explaining Obamacare in ONE sentence.
I think some folks believe they just bop into Bethesda Naval Hospital and get heart and lung transplants or something.
Presidents can do that I suppose ~ a number of them have certainly needed some organ swaps, but most of the more serious medical procedures are actually done at Fairfax Virginia's INOVA hospital near the intersection of Gallows Road and US 50 (near Merrifield) ~ it's one of the world's great hospitals BUT it's a private nonprofit sponsored by Fairfax county (originally).
They operate on the proceeds from insurance payments made to them by health care providers.
I've been there as a visitor several times.
Congress didn’t need to exempt itself from ObamaKKKare since they get insurance through FEHB ~ which is a system which is not exempt from ObamaKKKare ~so, tell me, if FEHB is exempt tell me how this works.
Did you have coverage prior to then?
Not since 2010.
And I responded: That provision of Obamacare doesn't go into effect until 2014. At that point there will be no waiting period but it's not in effect yet. Don't shoot the messenger.
Health insurance that does not cover pre-existing conditions is worthless.
You pay in. Eventually, you develop something. Then, if you need to switch providers for any reason, you've all of a sudden got a pre-existing condition! IOW, you were a chump for having bought any insurance at all before getting sick.
That's not entirely true, you are afforded a measurable amount of protection against a pre-existing condition clause of the new insurer under HIPPA provided you had no loss of prior coverage.
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